Julia Gottwald

Interests

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) affects up to 2% of the world population, ranging from young children to adults. The disease causes severe distress and has a marked impact on the ability to study and work.

I investigate a range of cognitive processes (e.g., executive functioning, memory, decision-making) in adolescents suffering from OCD. The results of this study will contribute to a better understanding of OCD and eventually help to improve the diagnosis and treatment of the disorder.

Research Focus

Keywords

Clinical Neuropsychology

Neuropsychiatry

Adolescent Mental Health

Executive Function

Inhibition

Clinical conditions

Obsessive compulsive disorder

Equipment

Behavioural analysis

Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)

Neuropsychological testing